You only have to read some random blogs to appreciate the richness of the language we share. We are lucky to live and work within the framework of a tremendously-eclectic group of scribbles on paper to which we attach meanings, which in turn can be understood by others. Those of us who blog obviously love the written word, and because of the fact of having to type them, we can take the time to choose and change them. We also have the luxury to savour the words themselves, and I know that sometimes I allow myself a wry smile if I find a good combination of words to express what I mean.
Lady loves reading fiction and autobiographies, whilst I like factual books, and we both do Crosswords and all the more recent variants, so we are both lovers of the written word.
But have you noticed that I haven’t mentioned the spoken word. Having spent the majority of my working life with those who have a hearing impairment, my great wish is to help them back to being able to enjoy the sounds of communication. Those who are profoundly-deaf have their own language (known as sign-language) with a syntax all of its own, but for those for whom the spoken word is the preferred choice, hearing and under-standing is what they want.
….so where is this leading?……..well, I would love to make a list of people’s favourite words…. say 5 or 6….. I once invented ‘intertwingled’, which I now use consistently.. have you ever made up a word, and what does it mean?
Please pass a link from here to your contacts and we might end up with an ‘alternative’ dictionary of useful words.